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  • Reading the Bible - Introduction on Interpretation - Keith Darrell

    07/10/2018 8:02:54 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Whitefield Fellowship ^ | Keith Darrell
    The proper hermeneutic for approaching The Bible.
  • Bible Thumping Pro-life Fundamentalists

    02/06/2018 5:06:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies ^ | February 6, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Last week, I ran a column urging pastors to do more than simply tell their congregants to be bold in their faith. I also urged pastors to be specific by taking a stand themselves on specific issues. The example I gave was defending the unborn. In the process, I suggested that pastors needed to teach congregants how to defend the unborn from a scientific and philosophical perspective. This provoked several angry emails from Christian readers who insisted that we need to defend the unborn solely from scripture. I write today in response to those misguided critics.My pro-life Christian critics understand...
  • Swarthmore Queers The Bible

    01/05/2018 9:09:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The sad thing is, this might be the only way to get academics interested in the Good Book. "Swarthmore College is offering a course next year that will survey 'queer and trans' readings of biblical texts' by using 'queer and trans' theoretical approaches,' with faculty staying silent on the specifics of the course material," Bethany Torstenson reports in The College Fix. "'Queering the Bible' is set to launch next fall and will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog." "The course, which is being offered through Swarthmore's Religion Department, promises to '[introduce]...
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • Kentucky Legislature Approves Bible Class In Public Schools

    03/15/2016 6:01:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 49 replies
    WKYT, Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | March 15, 2016 | knark and source
    THIS is pretty amazing;"The course, mandated by Senate Bill 278, would focus on improving students' knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry and narratives, with the intention of providing students with analytic skills and historical knowledge that would serve as a framework for understanding contemporary society and culture, reported WKYT."
  • Trump at Liberty University: There’s a verse in “Two Corinthians” that really says it all

    01/18/2016 5:56:18 PM PST · by Isara · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2016 | Allahpundit
    A lot of guffawing about this by reporters on social media today. Mollie Hemingway wonders: Who pulled them aside and told them it’s supposed to be “Second Corinthians”? Mildly getting kick out of media, who (at best) give a pitch perfect impression of Biblical illiteracy, mocking Trump for 'Two Corinthians.'— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 18, 2016 Readers grumble that I’m too negative about Trump so let me pay him a sincere compliment. I admire that he has the stones to go into a place like Liberty and not even make a pretense of being a devout believer. You could dismiss what...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Reaction to 9/11: Prayer and Patriotism

    12/21/2015 8:08:18 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    President Obama's reactions to ISIS attacks have become predictable and thin. His words seem to lack an appreciation of the grave conflict underway. Obama's language betrays his adherence to progressive dogma: that the horrific assaults against the West are a nuisance to be managed, minimized, and explained through a value-free deconstruction of history where America sometimes stokes grievances across the Middle East.Although the role and responsibilities of a young government lawyer named Ted Cruz are very different from a sitting president, the accounts of how Cruz responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001 provide some insight into who he...
  • Promoting Islam, But Biblical Truth Wins In The End

    12/19/2015 1:19:20 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 3 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | December 19,2015 | American Faith Today
    In a time in which certainly we're seeing the world and the country go crazy in more ways than one, we're seeing more and more evidence and cases of Islamic indoctrination of our kids in schools and certainly along with that a move to deemphasize or even eliminate Christianity. We unfortunately also have Christians, likely or at least hopefully with good intentions, but nevertheless still naively and perhaps even worse dangerously welcoming these "refugees" with open arms. We have the government, or a court, ruling in favor of a gay man at the expense of a Christian school. But in...
  • Ted Cruz says U.S. tax code has more words than the Bible

    11/11/2015 8:20:49 AM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    Politifact ^ | Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 | Louis Jacobson
    Ted Cruz was one of the participants in the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee on Nov. 10, 2015. During the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, Ted Cruz compared two volumes -- one beloved by many, the other loathed by almost everybody. "There are more words in the IRS code than there are in the Bible -- and -- and not a one of them is as good," Cruz said. Our New Jersey affiliate checked a similar claim on length in 2013, so we’ll apply their research to Cruz’s claim here. How long is the tax code? A 2010 report...
  • Pope Francis tells youth: ‘The Bible is your most precious treasure, now read it!’

    10/26/2015 2:12:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 26, 2015 | Jo-Anne Rowney
    Pope Francis gives a thumbs up (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-SCANDAL Oct. 14, 2015. Francis encourages young people to read the Bible, sharing his own reading habits in his prologue for the new YoutCat German Bible The Bible is a “dangerous book” that young people should read daily rather than letting it gather dust on their shelves. “The Bible is not meant to be placed on a shelf, but to be in your hands, to read often – every day, both on your own and together with others,” the Pope wrote in the prologue for a youth bible published...
  • The Harbinger Warning - September 13, 2015 - Fact or Fiction?

    09/06/2015 2:06:46 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 174 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/6/15 | Paul Beck
    Dear friends, I don't often send out these out... but this is a MUCH WATCH! This topic has dominated the last year and this man does a great job in presenting the "You decide" call on Elul 29 and the Shemitah year which is to be fulfilled this Sept 13th. Whatever your thought on this topic is up to you but we want you to watch the last 15 minutes of this video. My friends the last 15 minutes (start point - 58min) of this video is the MUST WATCH SECTION. In this section financial experts talk with secular financial...
  • Seek First the Kingdom

    05/31/2015 5:37:16 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    David Wilkerson Blogs ^ | 8/2/14 | Carter Conlon
    I dread to think what our nation will look like ten to fifteen years from today if there is not a spiritual awakening among God’s people. That is why we must awaken to the fact that we are not called to a picnic—we are called to a war for the souls of men. We are not powerless; we have the One who created the universe by the Word of His mouth living inside of us! Every son and daughter of God has access to His resources and power in full. Yet sadly, we have lived far beneath our position in...
  • Challenge: The Word

    01/22/2015 10:56:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 22, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by the author's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you’ve spent much time in church, you have likely often heard the first verse from Psalm 42, “As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God." But if you’re like us, those words may sometimes seem a bit stale. Both of us have often sung them on Sunday - but not always with sincerity. Yes, we long for God. But if you took a good hard look at how we have spent our time through the years, you might think we...
  • The Many Sins Of Newsweek’s Exposé On The Bible

    01/08/2015 5:14:11 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | January 8, 2015 | Justin Taylor
    (RNS) It is a tradition in American journalism as predictable as Easter and Christmas itself: a cover story purporting to reveal the true story behind the Bible we thought we knew. Newsweek — now in its digital-only form — offers the latest entry in this genre with “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin,” written by Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald. Eichenwald seeks to demonstrate that the Bible is “loaded with contradictions and translation errors and wasn’t written by witnesses and includes words added by unknown scribes to inject Church orthodoxy.” Eichenwald insists his article is not an attack...
  • A Hopelessly Biased Screed Against Alleged Bias

    12/30/2014 7:23:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 30, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Newsweek has outdone itself in its pre-Christmas issue with a vitriolic assassination of the Bible, under the title "The Bible: So Misunderstood It's a Sin," by Kurt Eichenwald. This isn't, by any measure, a balanced piece. It doesn't approach fairness. Eichenwald doesn't even attempt to hide his bias, though he seems oblivious to how it compromises his own fairness and objectivity and how hypocritical he is in condemning Bible believers for allegedly allowing their biases to influence them. It is an unusually long article, by which one might infer that Eichenwald and the magazine consider the subject a matter of...

    05/14/2014 10:02:57 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 416 replies
    The original writings from the Apostles themselves (the autographs) no longer exist. This is due partly to the perishable material (papyrus) used by the writers, and partly the fact that the Roman emperors decreed the destruction of the sacred books of the Christians (Edict of Diocletian, A.D. 303). Before translating the Bible into Latin, St. Jerome already translated into more common languages enough books to fill a library. (Saint Jerome, Maisie Ward, Sheed & Ward; A Companion to Scripture Studies, Steinmuller.) In the year 383, he revised the Latin New Testament text in accordance with some Greek manuscripts. Between the...
  • "The the Beginning"(1966) on TBN in just a few minutes

    04/27/2014 6:56:41 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    TBN ^ | 1966 | John Huston
  • Noah–Movie review

    04/11/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/11/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    A large budget, plenty of FX, and familiar biblical source material can’t make up for an awful script, and an overall twisted concept from helmer Darren Aronofsky. Ginned up by the controversy gained by its less than faithful adherence to the bible story, Paramount/Regency should see brisk business, at least at first. The Noah saga comprises Genesis 5:28 through 9:29, and runs around 2300 words. There is little dialog, of course, and it is all spoken by God—inexplicably called the “Creator”—in this movie. Yes, Aronofsky is an atheist, but a Creator with supernatural powers sounds a lot like God to...
  • The Immigration “Crisis” No Crisis

    06/13/2013 2:55:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 13, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots. There is no other way to explain the Establishment’s tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies. There is no immigration “crisis.” It’s not a “crisis” when people who shouldn’t be here anyway don’t have all the privileges of people who do have a right to be here. That’s how it should be. There are a lot of people who shouldn’t be here who are here, but this is a “problem,”...
  • 'The Bible' Shatters Home Video Sales Records in First Week

    04/09/2013 12:13:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 4/9/13 | Breitbart News
    The History Channel's just-wrapped miniseries The Bible isn't done changing the pop culture landscape quite yet. The program's ratings gave the cable channel a massive boost, holding firm against even the season finale of AMC's The Walking Dead. Now, the miniseries' home video debut has become the biggest selling TV on DVD in the last 5 years and the biggest miniseries of all time on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD in its first week of release. According to the Association for Christian Retail, The Bible is the fastest pre-selling faith based title in its 60-year history. It also ranked first...